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Address: Gloucester Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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Strip malls and hotels line this busy street.

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Montego Bay Sightseeing and Shopping Tour
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Montego Bay Half-Day Shopping Tour

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don't shop at Banana gifts rip off if you don't watch them ring up your purchase they will charge more it happened to me

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The strip is the coolest place to be!!!! I absolutely love the HipStrip... You get to meet some amazing people. They love us Foreign girls. I can't wait until my next vacation to Jamacia!!!!

Thank Lushun R
Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

don't shop at Banana gifts rip off if you don't watch them ring up your purchase they will charge more it happened to me

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

I imagined this strip would be a pleasant walking area with outdoor cafes,etc. Instead it was just stores pedaling souvenirs, and buildings blocking beach access.

Thank Lostwithoutyou
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Downtown MoBay is alive very night with some kind of music blasting and jerk chicken and pork permeating the air....yum yum

Thank richdanii
Colchester, Vermont
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

My husband and I recently stayed in Montego Bay and were looking for some safe places to get out and really get a feel for the area. This was basically tourist shop after tourist tourist shop. Nothing unique in any of the merchandise. Lots of T-shirts, and jewlery, and coffee and alcohol. All of the shops had employees standing outside... More 

1 Thank Lisa B
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The so-called Hip Strip could do with a face lift and a bit more spontaneous life. More shops and cafes are required to liven it up at street level.The Tourist Police mean well but give the wrong impression to casual tourists.

1 Thank Norma S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

My husband and I initially went to the Hip Strip to visit the Harley Davidson store. We went to several of the souvenir shops afterwards. Most of them all have the same items. Make sure to negotiate, they WILL come down. Beware of the "Beats" and "Beats Pills"...pretty sure they are knock offs - if you really want one, make... More 

Thank Heather G
Riverdale, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Beautiful Jamaican souvenirs - tshirts, art, crafts, RUM... whatever you want or need, you'll find on "the hip strip".

1 Thank Evette75
Elma WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Typical Tourist shopping. Sellers need to make a living but are not overbearing trying to get you in their shops. Most shops have the same items at the same prices. We bout from a few of them, treated well. During a downpour we were invited into stores to stay dry. We were not hassled to buy anything, yet we did.... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Downtown MoBay is visiting the Hipstrip and Margaritaville on Gloucester Ave. Plenty of vendors for souvenirs (many with same products to sell however). And a glimpse of touring MoBay without being a "tourist" - residents also visit and patron strip restaurants and Doctor;s Cave Beach

Thank ayebo2015

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